Diverse Student Groups

NYLS encourages and promotes students from diverse backgrounds to organize and make themselves visible on campus through events and forums. We are dedicated to creating an environment where all students feel valued and contribute to New York’s Law School’s academic and cultural environment.

In addition to the Diversity Committee of the Student Bar Association, NYLS supports the work of these student organizations:

Asian American Law Students Association

The Asian American Law Students Association represents and supports students of Asian Pacific heritage. For more information, contact apalsa@nyls.edu.

President
Victoria Lee 3L
Baruch College – History
Bayside, NY

Vice President
Alessandra Chan 4LE
Rutgers University – Criminal Justice
River Vale, NJ

Secretary
Emily Hanna 2L
Pace University – Economics
Farmingdale, NJ

Treasurer
Yeshey Choden 2L
John Jay College of Criminal Justice – History
Astoria, NY

PR & Bar Liaison Chair
Nabeela Latif 2L
University of Toronto – Political Science
New York, NY

Black Law Students Association

The Black Law Students Association represents and supports students of Black, African-American, Caribbean, and similar heritage. For more information, contact blsa@nyls.edu.

President
Tarrian Ellis 3L
Florida International University – Public Administration
Titusville, FL

Vice President
Khadeya Penson 3L
SUNY at Albany – Criminal Justice
Cambria Heights

Evening Vice President
Ehiguina Borha 3LE
SUNY at Albany – English
Jamaica, NY

Treasurer
Danah Jones 2L
St. John’s University – Insurance and Risk Management
Huntington Station, NY

Attorney General
Maverick James 2L
Hunter College – French
New York, NY

Secretary
La Shuana Cole 2L
University of Hartford – Political Science
Mount Vernon, NY

Historian
Shanaye Sweet 3L
John Jay College of Criminal Justice – Criminal Justice
Brooklyn, NY

First Generation Professionals

President
Maverick James 2L
Hunter College – French
New York, NY

Vice President
Qualia Hendrickson 3L
University of North Carolina Wilmington – Economics
Randolph, NJ

Treasurer
Danah Jones 2L
St. John’s University – Insurance and Risk Management
Huntington Station, NY

Secretary
Sophia Barclay 2L
Brooklyn College – Political Science
Brooklyn, NY

Professional Development Chair
Zaniah Maynor 2L
Rutgers University – Women’s Studies
Kendall Park, NJ

Academic and Admissions Chair
Elizabeth Tran 3L
University of California Davis – Political Science
Castro Valley, CA

Latin American Law Students Association

The Latin American Law Students Association represents and supports students of Latino heritage. For more information, contact llsa@nyls.edu.

President
Laura Salgado 3L
New York University – Psychology
Jackson Heights, NY

Vice President
Anais Salazar 3L
St. John’s University – Legal Studies
Jackson Heights, NY

Treasurer
Stefano Perez 3L
Florida State University – Political Science
Plantation, FL

Secretary
Maria Imam 3L
St. John’s University – Psychology
Jamaica, NY

Communications Director
Carlos Mendez Perez 3L
University of Puerto Rico – Business Administration
San Juan, PR

Social Chair
Jenna D’Attilo 2L
Herbert H. Lehman College – Sociology
New Rochelle, NY

Academic Chair
Sofia Sequeira Murillo 2L
Washington and Lee University – Psychology
Heredia, Costa Rica

Professional Development Chair
Danney Salvatierra 2L
Florida International University – Political Science
North Miami, FL

Admissions and Alumni Chair
Valerie Hernandez 2L
Boston University – Anthropology
New York, NY

Admissions and Alumni Chair
Karla Rivera Fortis 3LE
University of Pennsylvania – Criminology
New York, NY

Legal Association for Women

Co-President
Tiffany Kong 2L
George Washington University – Political Science
Bronx, NY

Co-President
Anne Powderly 2L
Bucknell University – English
Southbury, CT

Vice President: Administration
Zaniah Maynor, 2L
Rutgers University – Women’s Studies
Kendall Park, NJ

Vice President: Programming
Themanna Hussain, 2L
John Jay College of Criminal Justice – Political Science
Astoria, NY

Secretary
Caitlin Larke 2L
University of Connecticut, Storrs – English
Shelton, CT

Treasurer
Veronica Bochenek 3L
Rutgers University – Criminal Justice
Millburn, NJ

Community Service Co-Chair
La Shuana Cole 2L
University of Hartford – Political Science
Mount Vernon, NY

Community Service Co-Chair
Jordan Eyal 2L Two-Year Honors
Lehigh University – Religion Studies
New York, NY

Social Media Chair
Taylor Conroy 3L
Siena College – Business Management
Belle Harbor, NY

Diversity and Wellness Chair
Marissa Monteiro 3LE
Central Penn College – Legal Studies
Belleville, NJ

Fundraising Chair
Jessica Kumar 2L
Hunter College – Political Science
Woodmere, NY

Military Justice Veteran’s Association

The Military Justice Veteran’s Association represents and supports students in the military community. For more information, contact diversity@nyls.edu.

Muslim Law Students Association

The Muslim Law Students Association represents and supports students of Islamic background. For more information, contact mlsa@nyls.edu.

President
Rima Attar 3L
John Jay College of Criminal Justice – Political Science
Brooklyn, NY

Vice President
Thamanna Hussain 2L
John Jay College of Criminal Justice – Political Science
Astoria, NY

Secretary
Maria Imam 3L
St. John’s University – Psychology
Jamaica, NY

OutLaws

OutLaws represents and supports students who identify with and support the LGBTQ community. For more information, contact outlaws@nyls.edu.

President
Ashley Raccuia 3L
Caldwell University – Criminal Justice
Secaucus, NJ

Vice President
Briggs Fenwick 3L
Saint Edwards University – Finance
Copperas Cove, TX

Secretary
Carlos Mendez Perez 3L
University of Puerto Rico – Business Administration
San Juan, PR

Treasurer
Danielle Terry 2L
University of Arizona – Philosophy
Kingman, AZ

Academic Chair
Serena Dean 3L
Hunter College – Psychology
New York, NY

Social Chair
Maverick James 2L
Hunter College – French
New York, NY

Junior Social Chair
Jenna D’Attilo 2L
Herbert H. Lehman College – Sociology
New Rochelle, NY

Liaison
Wesley Brandt 2L
University of Wisconsin, Madison – Economics
Glenwood City, WI